A. Registration / submission of file
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION / FILE
– Application for registration in the competition – standard form (available here);
– Registration form, completed in capital letters and containing all the candidate's data (available here);
– Curriculum Vitae and list of published papers (including specialized papers presented publicly, if any) and excerpts from publications relevant to the doctorate (if any);
– The project proposed by the candidate for doctoral research, drafted according to the Elaboration Guide;
– Copy of identity card;
– Copy of the birth certificate;
– Marriage certificate / other act of name change (if applicable);
– Copy of the baccalaureate diploma + annexes or its equivalent (possibly translated and legalized);
– Copy of the bachelor's degree + annexes or its equivalent and the corresponding annexes (possibly translated and legalized);
– Children after the postgraduate diploma + annexes (in-depth studies, master's degree, doctorate) or their equivalent (possibly translated and legalized);
– Receipt regarding the payment of the registration fee in the amount of 300 RON
– Evidence of language proficiency in a language of international circulation (optional).
NOTE: From the composition of the competition file, according to the Government Emergency Ordinance no. 41/2016 on establishing simplification measures at the level of central public administration and to amend and supplement some normative acts, eliminates the requirement to submit legalized copies of documents, replacing them with certification of conformity with the original, so when submitting the file please to present the original documents as well.
NOTE: Candidates who have studied abroad will present the legalized translation of the diploma obtained, as well as its equivalence certificate, issued by the National Center for Recognition and Equivalence of Diplomas (CNRED) within the Ministry of National Education.
NOTE: In addition to the documents required by the Regulation on the organization and conduct of the process of admission to doctoral studies, candidates for places for ethnic Roma will present a certificate issued by a legally constituted Roma organization, regardless of its field of activity. it appears that the candidate is from the Roma ethnic group (the candidate does not have to be a member of the organization in question). Declarations on one's own responsibility regarding the affiliation to the Roma ethnicity, registration with a notary or certificates issued by other institutions / structures, etc. will not be accepted.
ONLINE presentation of the doctoral research project in front of an admission commission composed of the coordinators in the field chosen ( on WEBEX platform).
The file of the candidates declared admitted after the interview will be completed at the registration with the original study diplomas at the Secretariat of the Doctoral School and the proof of payment of the registration fee
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Admission requirements for non-EU Students
STEP 1 – Obtaining the letter of acceptance
The request for admission to study at SNSPA has to be filled in and uploaded online in order to get the Letter of Acceptance.
The documents required for application:
- The request acceptance of the Letter of the study (signed by the applicant)
- Consent for processing personal data (signed by the applicant)
- High school diploma – certified copy in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English or French if the original is not issued in one of these languages (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested: for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland);
- Bachelor diploma – certified copy in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English if the original is not issued in one of these languages (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested: for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland);
- Master diploma – certified copy in the original language and certified translations at a public notary in Romanian, English if the original is not issued in one of these languages (for residents of countries that have signed the Hague Convention, the Hague Apostille is requested: for all the others the documents have to be endorsed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education and the Romanian Embassy in their homeland);
- Transcript of records pertaining to previous studies – certified copy or certified translations at a public notary in Romanian/English if the original is not issued in one of these languages;
- For programs offered in English language, an international language proficiency certificate (TOEFL, IELTS, Cambridge) is needed with at least B2 level (we do not offer these certificates here); Candidates who can prove that the official language of their country is also English and that they have studied in this language are exempted from the language test.
- For study programs taught in Romanian language, the candidates must submit a certificate attesting his/her knowledge of Romanian or to submit certificates proving that the candidate has had at least 4 consecutive years of studies in Romania.
- Photocopy and authenticated translation of the birth certificate;
- Photocopy of the passport, valid for minimum one year;
- Copy of the National Identity Card or any other document proving your permanent residence (home address);
- Medical certificate (translated in English) attesting that the applicant does not suffer from any contagious diseases (including SARS – CoV – 2) or any other affections that prevent them to study abroad (it is important that the medical certificate specifies that the candidate does not suffer from SARS – CoV – 2).
- One photo (passport type).
- Approval of the prospective supervisor/coordinator of the thesis. SNSPA is not involved in contacting the supervisor. The list with the potential coordinators can be found on the website of Doctoral School.
The online application form will be available here in September 2022.
IMPORTANT: SNSPA will not take in consideration incomplete applications. Incomplete applications will be rejected and will not be evaluated.
The SNSPA will process your file and will send it to the Ministry of Education for evaluation. It may take up to minimum of 30 working days to receive an answer from the Ministry of Education. Once the answer is received, the SNSPA will notified the student about of the final result by e-mail, if the letter of acceptance was issued.
STEP 2 – Obtaining the student visa
Based on the Acceptance Letter (and payments where requested), applicants will receive the study visa from the Romanian Embassy in their country or the closest Romanian diplomatic mission.
STEP 3 – ADMISSION EXAMINATION
Admission examination (Colloquium) will be held at the Doctoral School– SNSPA in September 2022. The candidate must register either at the Doctoral School – SNSPA with the following documents:
- letter of acceptance (the original is at SNSPA);
- proof of payment (original) for the paying students;
- school certificate (mentioned above), in original;
- passport and student visa;
- a photo-copy of your birth certificate, translated and officially endorsed;
- health certificate (translation in Romanian/English);
- 3 photos ¾ cm;
- an envelope dossier;
- approval from the prospective supervisor/coordinator is mandatory.
STEP 4 – The candidate will have to participate to the colloquium organized by the doctoral school
University graduates with a Bachelor degree and a Master degree are entitled to enroll as doctoral students, both with a minimum of 300 credits (ECST/SECT). The enrollment is possible after passing a preliminary examination (colloquium).
SNSPA offers PhD programs in political science, public administration, sociology, communication studies and management.
Admission examination for PHD Programs
- candidates must also register at the Doctoral School – SNSPA with a research proposal (at least 5-7 pages, see Appendix 1 for a structure) in the area/domain of interest (just one of the 5 doctoral domains). The research proposal have to be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org;
- candidates will have to participate to the colloquium organized by the Doctoral School (the exact date of the colloquium will be announced by email).
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Appendix 1. Structure of the doctoral research proposal
- Theoretical argumentation:
- presentation of the main idea of the thesis and general context
- state of art of the theory/theories on which the chosen topic relies
- argumentation about the novelty and originality of the proposed topic
- Specification of main research questions and/ or hypotheses
- General description of the research design, with specification of method(s)
- Expected implications of the research
The references of the proposal should follow the APA citation style (last edition)
Only those candidates who are declared admitted will be registered officially as PhD students.
NOTE: For registration the student visa and original study certificates are mandatory, without exception.
The candidates who successfully passed the examination will be registered until October 1, 2022.